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What is BackRoadsWest.com?

At BackRoadsWest.com, you’ll find the most comprehensive Virtual Tour Guides available covering trips across the Southwest.  Use our Virtual Tour Guides to take a tour on your computer or mobile device to plan your next adventure.  Not only will our Guides “virtually” take you to those hard-to-find places with beautiful pictures but the maps and descriptions will show you exactly how to get there!

What you’ll find in our guides:

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    Our guides come with a complete guide to identifying animals, plants & wildflowers
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    Many of the best hikes in a region are included with detailed directions
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    Our chapters on mines and geology explain what you are seeing when you visit a mining site
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    Museums and historical places are covered so that you can see what they look like
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    Our guides include chapters on individual road trips with detailed maps and road difficulty
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    Each or our road trips will explain what you’ll see along the way

Let us take you to those out-of-the-way places you’ve been looking for!  Each Virtual Tour Guide includes not just pictures and maps of the area you want to visit but the history, geology, flora and fauna, hiking trails and dirt roads, too.   Learn about a region before you ever leave your living room!  See and read about what’s at the end of that dirt road or hiking trail as well as what’s along the way.

We know – we’ve been there.  We have spent the past 15+ years roaming the Southwest – gathering pictures and information along the way.  Each Guide is based on our personal knowledge of that area.

Come with us and explore the unparalleled beauty and wonder of the Southwest via the back roads!  We will take you hiking and 4-wheel driving through the distinctive deserts, narrow slot canyons, classic old mines and historic ghost towns of the Southwest.

Trips Blog

We also write a blog that showcases our latest trips.  Our trips include Virtual Video Tours of hikes, road trips and places.  Our readers are encouraged to comment on each of our trips about their own experiences.

So check out our blog and peruse through our collection of trips.  Check back occasionally as we post new trips every month or so.

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Virtual Tours West

Our sister company, Virtual Tours West, create Virtual Video Tours, which are informational digital multimedia presentations designed to promote your business, region, destination, facility or other assets in a dynamic fashion.

Learn about how we can create a Virtual Video Tour or guide to promote your region.  Read more…

What's Included in these Guides?

Learn about what is included in our guides and how it will enhance your traveling experience.

What's Included